Australian cricket team in England in 1968

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The Australian cricket team toured England in the 1968 season to play a five-match Test series against England for The Ashes.

Australia retained The Ashes after the series was drawn 1-1.

Test series summary

First Test

6–11 June 1968
Scorecard
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357 (130.3 overs)
AP Sheahan 88 (210)
JA Snow 4/97 (34 overs)
165 (104.3 overs)
JH Edrich 49 (176)
RM Cowper 4/48 (26 overs)
220 (88 overs)
KD Walters 86 (189)
PI Pocock 6/79 (33 overs)
253 (110 overs)
BL D'Oliveira 87 * (188)
JW Gleeson 3/44 (30 overs)
Australia won by 159 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: JS Buller and CS Elliott
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 9 June was taken as a rest day.

Second Test

20–25 June 1968
Scorecard
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351/7d (144.3 overs)
C Milburn 83 (154)
GD McKenzie 3/111 (45 overs)
78 (33.4 overs)
KD Walters 26 (57)
DJ Brown 5/42 (14 overs)
127/4 (f/o) (67 overs)
IR Redpath 53 (143)
DL Underwood 2/8 (18 overs)
Match drawn
Lord's, London
Umpires: JS Buller and AE Fagg
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 23 June was taken as a rest day.

Third Test

11–16 July 1968
Scorecard
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409 (172.5 overs)
MC Cowdrey 104 (247)
EW Freeman 4/78 (30.5 overs)
222 (91 overs)
IM Chappell 71 (180)
R Illingworth 3/37 (22 overs)
142/3d (42 overs)
JH Edrich 64 (104)
AN Connolly 2/59 (15 overs)
68/1 (28.2 overs)
RM Cowper 25* (86)
JA Snow 1/32 (9 overs)
Match drawn
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: CS Elliott and H Yarnold
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 14 July was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the first day.

Fourth Test

25–30 July 1968
Scorecard
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315 (133.4 overs)
IR Redpath 92 (176)
DL Underwood 4/41 (27.4 overs)
302 (147 overs)
RM Prideaux 64 (170)
AN Connolly 5/72 (39 overs)
312 (154.1 overs)
IM Chappell 81 (228)
R Illingworth 6/87 (51 overs)
230/4 (84 overs)
JH Edrich 65 (158)
AN Connolly 2/68 (31 overs)
Match drawn
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: JS Buller and AE Fagg

Fifth Test

22–27 August 1968
Scorecard
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494 (201.2 overs)
JH Edrich 164 (422)
AA Mallett 3/87 (36 overs)
324 (163.3 overs)
WM Lawry 135 (401)
DJ Brown 3/63 (22 overs)
181 (58.4 overs)
MC Cowdrey 35 (72)
AN Connolly 4/65 (22.4 overs)
125 (83.3 overs)
RJ Inverarity 56 (253)
DL Underwood 7/50 (31.3 overs)
England won by 226 runs
The Oval, London
Umpires: CS Elliott and AE Fagg
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 25 August was taken as a rest day.
  • AA Mallett (AUS) made his Test debut.

References

Annual reviews

Further reading

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell, 1975

External links

  • CricketArchive – tour summaries


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